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3.2 Assignment: Personality Traits OCEAN

 

 

Getting Started

In this assignment, you will take an OCEAN personality survey to determine your own personality traits. Through understanding your own personality style and recognizing the style of others, you will be able to adapt your leadership style to help instill a positive organizational culture. You will also develop, from your own observations, a personality profile for a person from your workplace (coworker, supervisor, subordinate, etc.). From these results, you will apply conceptual knowledge about these traits to appropriate behaviors and actions when interacting with this person.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

  • Assess different personality styles.
  • Identify how personality styles and traits help or hinder the development of a positive culture and eliminate anxiety within an organization.

Resources

  • Textbook: Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience
  • Video: The Trait Approach
  • Webpage: How the Big Five Personality Traits Influence Work Behavior
  • Webpage: Big Five Personality Test

Background Information

Much research has been conducted about what makes people behave the way they do. Behaviors are influenced by many different factors such as environment or personality traits. One of the more widely used models is the Big Five Personality Model, which states that there are five dimensions to personality.

Watch the video The Trait Approach.

A 2015 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, “The Person-Situation Debate Revisited,” found that all the traits were “more predictive of performance for jobs” when the work was performed in an unstructured environment with freedom to make choices and that the traits also indicated how a person’s specific traits would act in a situation. Also read How the Big Five Personality Traits Influence Work Behavior.

Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy (2019) state,

If organizations can accurately identify the personality traits of leadership and the individuals who possess them, they should be able to do a better job of promoting the right people into leadership positions. And if the right people are in leadership positions, the odds of achieving organizational success should be improved dramatically. (p. 181)

References

Hughes, R. L., Ginnett, R. C., & Curphy, G. J. (2019). Leadership: Enhancing the lessons of experience (9th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

Judge, T. A., & Zapata, C. P. (2014, July 21). The person-situation debate revisited: Effect of situation strength and trait activation on the validity of the big five personality traits in predicting job performanceAcademy of Management Journal, 58(4), https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.0837

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read Chapter 6 of our textbook.
  3. Access the Truity online Big Five Personality Test.
    1. Take the test to determine your own personal personality profile.
    2. Identify a person with whom you work on a routine basis. This could be a supervisor, a department head or executive, a peer coworker, or a subordinate.  
    3. Provide the Truity test to this person (if possible) or if not possible, take the Truity test a second time, answering the questions as you best think the person you selected would respond.
  4. Using Figure 6.2 from our textbook as an example, develop an infographic that represents your profile and the profile of the person you selected. Embed this infographic into the body of your paper.
  5. For the two traits with the greatest score difference between your assessment and the assessment of the other person, write a paragraph describing your rating and the other person’s rating.
    1. Identify one observable behavior (for the other person) for each trait to support your rating.
    2. Describe if each behavior identified helps or hinders the development of a positive culture and elimination of anxiety within the organization. Include citations to support your conclusions for the two behaviors with the largest difference in scores.
  6. Summarize your assessment in two final paragraphs:
    1. Of the two traits with the largest gap in score, which will be the most challenging to overcome? Provide an explanation with sound reasoning in your response.
    2. Describe how completion of the assessment on the other person provided you with additional insight into that person.
  7. Your paper should be 400–500 words in length. Use proper spelling, grammar, and APA style in your paper and for any sources cited. For question on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Styles Guides.
  8. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor by the end of the workshop.

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How the Big Five Personality Traits Influence Work Behavior

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3.3 Assignment: Leadership Attributes

 

 

Getting Started

In this assignment, you will read Chapter 7 of our textbook on the subject of leadership behavior. You will discover the various studies that have been done in the past to develop a theoretical understanding of leadership behavior and how it affects organizational change and success. Concepts such as the Leadership Grid, the Competency Model, the Leadership Pipeline, and Community Leadership are introduced. You will also learn how organizations can properly assess leadership behavior.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

  • Identify team dysfunctions and develop appropriate interventions to drive enhanced organizational performance.
  • Create an ethical strategy and standard for communication during change.
  • Differentiate and match appropriate interventions to organizational challenges.

Resources

  • Textbook: Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience
  • Video: The Essence of Leadership

Background Information

In Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience, Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy (2019) state that “leadership behaviors (which include skills and competencies) are a function of intelligence, personality traits, emotional intelligence, values, attitudes, interest, knowledge, and experience” (p. 247). The authors note that:

leadership practitioners need to realize that they will ultimately be judged by the results they obtain and the behaviors they exhibit . . . [and that] prior experience, values, and attributes play critical roles in how leaders go about building teams and achieving results through others. Having the right attributes, values, and experience does not guarantee that leaders will exhibit the right behaviors, but this improves the odds considerably. (Hughes, Ginnet, & Curphy, 2019, p. 274)

Watch the video The Essence of Leadership and reflect upon the idea of trust and effective leadership.

In this assignment, you will prepare a paper on the minicase at the end of Chapter 7 about Andra Rush, a successful leader in the transportation business who exhibits a number of the behaviors you learn about in the reading for this workshop.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read Chapter 7 of our textbook, including all Profiles and Highlights for added perspective to the chapter’s content.
  3. Read the minicase in the textbook, “Paying Attention Pays Off for Andra Rush.”
  4. Write a paper in response to the three questions at the end of the case, with one citation for each question from the assigned reading in the texts above. The proper way to fulfill the requirement of providing the citations is to address the questions using the concepts from the texts and citing these as the sources of those concepts. (Note: It is not necessary to do any outside research beyond the information in the minicase and the assigned reading.) Provide a detailed explanation for your evaluation that demonstrates clear, insightful critical thinking.
  5. Your paper should be 500–600 words in length. Use proper spelling, grammar, and APA style in your paper and for any sources cited. For questions on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Styles Guides.
  6. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor by the end of the workshop.

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3.4 Assignment: Leadership Credibility and Influence

 

Getting Started

In this discussion assignment, you will read Chapter 8 in our textbook as well as the webpage, “Can You Pass the Trust Test?” The authors provide valuable research and insights on the leadership concepts of:

  • building credibility
  • communication
  • listening
  • assertiveness
  • conducting meetings
  • effective stress management
  • problem solving
  • improving creativity

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate and match appropriate interventions to organizational challenges.
  • Compare and contrast transformational leadership and servant leadership to determine how the two leadership styles can be utilized to facilitate change.

Resources

  • Textbook: Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience
  • Webpage: “Can You Pass the Trust Test?”

Background Information

In his book, The Speed of Trust, author Stephen M.R. Covey (2008) states that trust has become the key leadership competency of the global economy. He argues that rebuilding trust at the macro level starts with each individual. Like a ripple in a pond, trust begins within each of us personally, continues into our relationships, expands into our organizations, and ultimately encompasses our global society.

J. Stewart Black (2014), in It Starts With One, states that there are two key elements to leadership: trust and respect. Leadership can only happen when people choose to follow and people only follow when they trust and respect the leader. 

Turning the trust lens from outward to inward requires us to take a hard look at ourselves. The Center for Executive Excellence (2017) has identified three questions we can answer that will provide insight into our individual “trustability.” In this assignment, you will take a “Trust Self-Assessment” and compare actual scores vs. preferred scores for the type of leadership style you desire.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read Chapter 8 of our textbook, including all Profiles and Highlights for added perspective on the chapter’s content.
  3. Read “Can You Pass the Trust Test” and take the “Trust Self-Assessment”. Note: There is also a link to the assessment within the “Can You Pass the Trust Test”.
  4. Based on your responses to the assessment, calculate a final score.
  5. Write a paper that identifies one situation where there was room for improvement in each of the areas listed below. 
    1. Do I fulfill commitments to myself and others? In our fast-paced, information overload world, we’ve become accustomed to overpromising and under-delivering. But when we don’t follow through with our commitments, we lose credibility with others and respect for ourselves. Before you make any commitment, ask yourself these questions:
      1. Is this a commitment I really want to make?
      2. Will I follow through with this? Pause and reflect, then commit, deliver, and repeat.
    2. Do I walk my talk? When we share half-baked ideas or say things we don’t really mean, we lose personal credibility. People won’t believe the message if they don’t believe the messenger. Make sure your actions match your words and beliefs. Lead by example, modeling for others through consistency, competency, and communication.
    3. Do I extend trust to others? As a leader with responsibilities for business outcomes, it can be hard to extend trust to others. Yet, when we micromanage and fact check, we send the message to our team that they can’t be trusted.
  6. List an action step you can take in each of the areas which will enhance your credibility with your coworkers. 
  7. Your paper should be 400–500 words in length. Use proper spelling, grammar, and APA style in your paper and for any sources cited. For questions on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Styles Guides.
  8. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor by the end of the workshop.

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